Kinematic analysis of the spine during placement on 2 transfer devices: a spinal backboard and a scoop stretcher
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Author/sGordillo Martín, Raquel; Alcaraz Ramón, Pedro Emilio; Manzano Capel, Fulgencio; Freitas, Tomás T.; Marín Cascales, Elena; [et al.]
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Camilla de cuchara
Objective. To analyze and compare measurements of spine kinematics during prehospital emergency responders’ placement of a patient on a spinal backboard or a scoop stretcher. Methods. Cross sectional, quasi-experimental clinical simulation to compare misalignment (main endpoint) by means of data from a 3-dimensional motion capture system. Results. Mean (SD) misalignment during placement on the 2 devices was 37.53° (14.15°). By device, mean misalignment was 31.08° (6.38°) for the scoop stretcher and 43.97° (7.97°) for the backboard (P=.048). Conclusion. Less misalignment occurs during placement on the scoop stretcher than on the spinal backboard.